PRESS RELEASE FROM THE WHITMAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: The Whitman County Sheriff's Office currently has three individuals in custody for their alleged involvement in the death and subsequent cover-up of a missing teenager from Malden, WA.
The teen was first reported missing to law enforcement on the 8th of March. Investigators now believe that 17-year-old Donavin Stapert died at a home in Malden, WA on or about the 7th of March 2013. Investigators believe Stapert's body was later moved to an undisclosed location.
30-year-old James Larry Ramson of Spokane WA has been booked into the Whitman County Jail on charges of Unlawful Disposal of Human Remains, Rendering Criminal Assistance and Possession of Methamphetamine.
38-year-old Chastity Dawn Barkhuff of Malden WA has been booked into the Whitman County Jail on charges of Controlled Substance Homicide, Providing a Controlled Substance to Persons Under Age 18 and Rendering Criminal Assistance.
Additionally, early Monday morning authorities in Montana arrested 44-year-old Bobby Bilderback of Malden, WA at a residence in Missoula MT. Whitman County Authorities had previously obtained a warrant for his arrest and worked in conjunction with the Missoula Police Department to safely bring Bilderback into custody.
This case is still under active investigation. The Whitman County Sheriff's Office will release additional information as it becomes available.
>>>Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Whitman County Sheriff's Office in Colfax, WA at 509-397-6266.